If you’re a patient who has been made ill by denture
cream you have rights – but only a qualified injury lawyer can help. I am
Ken Nunn, The Indiana Injury Lawyer. I have been fighting for the
rights of the injured in our communities, including
and throughout Indiana, for more than 42 years. Call me now
at 1-800-CALL-KEN and GET HELP NOW! online.
Over 35 million Americans use denture creams or adhesives to keep their dentures in place.
High levels of zinc that are contained in these products may be absorbed into the body
through the mouth and gums. The result of excess zinc can be a serious neurologic disease.
Symptoms associated with zinc toxicity include intestinal distress, inability to urinate,
skin reactions, jaundice, seizures, joint pain, chills, fever, coughing, shortness of
breath, and a metallic taste in the mouth. Increased levels of zinc may also cause reduced
copper levels in the blood, known as hypocupremia. This may lead to neuropathy and affect
the nerves, potentially causing loss of balance and coordination, tingling and numbness,
extreme sensitivity to touch, and muscle weakness, cramps, and spasms.
Zinc is an essential element for good health with about 40 milligrams being the maximum
recommended daily dose (with the recommended daily allowance being around 10 milligrams).
However, researchers have estimated that users of denture adhesive creams like Proctor and
Gamble’s Fixodent and GlaxoSmithKline’s Poligrip and Super Poligrip may be exposed to as much
as 330 milligrams of zinc per day. These creams contain zinc concentrations between 17,000
and 34,000 micrograms per gram, and denture wearers often apply the creams multiple times
throughout the day to secure ill-fitting dentures.
Denture cream lawsuits have been filed against the GlaxoSmithKline and Proctor and Gamble for
their alleged failure to fully disclose the ingredients and to warn customers that excessive
zinc can lead to zinc poisoning, a potentially deadly condition. Zinc poisoning must be caught
and treated early in order to have the best chance of a full recovery. If you or someone you
know uses Poligrip or Fixodent and has become ill from the use of these denture creams, we
recommend you contact one of our class action lawyers who can determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit.
When you need an aggressive lawyer on your side, call Ken Nunn at
1-800-CALL-KEN. I’m not afraid to fight back against the negligent drug
manufacturers and I’m ready to take your case to court, if necessary, to get sufficient
compensation for you and your family. I have helped injured victims across the state. I
believe in returning phone calls fast! A quick and easy online form
is available if you need to GET HELP NOW! The initial consultation is free and the clock is
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